EU Commission says EU-US talks making progress

Comments come after German claim that talks have broken down

29th August, 2016
Conflicting views of state of play in TTIP talks

“Although trade talks take time, the ball is rolling right now,” Margaritis Schinas said in Brussels.

She was speaking after comments over the weekend from German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel, who was quoted as saying that talks between the EU and US "have de facto broken down, even if no-one wants to say so".

She added that if conditions were right, the commission stood ready to close the deal by the end of...

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